Wednesday, November 30, 2011

A Reflection Of Us

Hollie & Jimmy Noonan • 11th July, 2010  

Hollie and Jimmy met while working together in a cocktail bar. They became good friends but they both were seeing other people at the time. 

When both their relationships ended at the same time, they began to spend more time together, and soon realised that their friendship was much more than they had thought. 

Fast forward some years and they were camping with their son Felix on Fraser Island. One morning Jimmy prepared a beautiful picnic breakfast, and after enjoying their feast they watched their son playing in the sand. It was then that Jimmy presented Hollie with a dream ring and asked her to marry him. 

The couple’s wedding was a reflection of the things they love and of their own unique style. Their wedding invitations featured their monogrammed initials, a theme that they carried through to other elements of their celebration. 

On their wedding day, the couple’s guests gathered under a beautiful gum tree next to a dam on Hollie’s parents’ property. Jimmy walked to the tree with Felix, and Hollie followed with her parents. 

The touching ceremony included a pebble toss – everyone made a wish for Hollie and Jimmy’s life together and then tossed their pebble into the dam, as if sending their good wishes out into the universe. 

Following the ceremony, a delicious lunch was served on a long table by the creek. Beautiful words were spoken before young and old enjoyed soccer, bubbles, music, totem tennis and other fun and games. In the evening, a bonfire and camp oven dinner completed a truly idyllic day. 

Hollie and Jimmy agree that their wedding was perfect – a celebration in their own true style. 

Photography - Vivid Photography
Ceremony & Reception Venue - Paretns' property at Tamborine QLD
Celebrant - Marlee Bruinsma – Heart 2 Heart Ceremonies
Bridal Gown - One-off Merino Wool Gown By Pina Fiorenza 
Wedding Rings - Denmar Jewellery
Men's Suits - Pants by Herringbone Pants and shirt by Precision Tailors
Hair Stylist - Belle Coiffure
Make-Up - Renee Rodgers
Wedding Co-ordinator - White+White
Florist - Always Fabulous Flowers
Cake - Jocelyns Provisions
Decorations & Invitations - Hollie Noonan

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Garlic Clove Restaurant

The multi-award winning Garlic Clove Restaurant is renowned for providing the finest Traditional French Cuisine located on the water in the French Quarter at Emerald Lakes.

The Garlic Clove Restaurant specialises in Parisian style wedding ceremonies and receptions designed especially for you. With its magnificent French design, stunning water views and multi-award winning cuisine, the Garlic Clove Restaurant is a classically elegant and romantic setting for your wedding ceremony and reception.

The experienced team will help arrange your wedding day to the very last detail, from designing your perfect menu, to assistance with theming, flowers, celebrants and music, to ensure your special day is truly memorable.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Wot Entertainment

Wot Entertainment are committed to providing entertainment that will be fabulous, memorable and give that added WOW factor to your important occasion. All the musicians, performers and suppliers are committed to going out of their way to accommodate your needs for your big day. 

Wot Entertainment's wedding consultants can assist you with bands and music for your ceremony and reception. Weather you are after classical, cover bands, jazz, rock, country, DJ's, string quartets, opera, soloists, harpists Wot Entertainment has it all.

Visit Wot Entertainment or call 07 3396 6115 or 0419 656 630

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Rockin U Wild

Rockin U Wild will take the confusion out of organising your wedding days entertainment. Rockin U Wild is committed to helping you make this special night one that you and your guests will remember for ever. With a music library of over 10,000 titles Rockin U Wild can tailor your music and special effects for the whole of your wedding reception.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Bridesmaid Dresses From Casar Elegance

Not only do Casar Elegance have a great range of wedding gowns you will also find a vast range of bridesmaid dresses in a range of colours and styles to suit even the fussiest of bridesmaids!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Cory Rossiter Photography & Design

Cory Rossiter's unique style of photography tells the story of your day from all angles. Cory loves to get candid, unexpected shots that capture emotions often unseen. He prides himself on creating true works of art for his clients, and treats every wedding as a blank canvas. 

Monday, November 21, 2011

The Landing at Dockside

The Landing at Dockside is Brisbane’s freshest wedding and events venue. Located on the Dockside Marina, with picturesque views of the Brisbane River, The Landing at Dockside offers a magical atmosphere unmatched by any other waterfront venue.

Your guests can arrive by boat, enjoy drinks and canapés on the terrace, and dine under the twinkle of fairy lights. The venue boasts three unique spaces each with their own fantastic dance floor and private bar areas. Enjoy panoramic views of the river from The Harbour Room and The River room in a unique setting, and watch the river come to life at night. 

Catering for cocktail and dining receptions from 30 to 500 guests, The Landing at Dockside offer tailored and all inclusive packages. Design your whole day from the beginning with the help of the dedicated team, with centre pieces, wishing wells, flowers, music and personalised tables all available in house.

Friday, November 18, 2011

The Girraween Country Inn

The Girraween Country Inn, just two and a half hours' drive from Brisbane, is located in the heart of the Ballandean winery district, a natural bushland retreat. The Girraween Country Inn is an elegant two-storey European guest house style building comprising seven ensuited bedrooms and one two-bedroom family room.

Let your guests experience the pleasures of staying at The Girraween Country Inn. They offer more facilities than a bed and breakfast and are more intimate than a hotel. 

The Girraween Country Inn can cater for wedding receptions from 6 to 80 guests providing both privacy and elegant surroundings. Your wedding can be tailored to suit all budgets, ranging from finger food to formal sit-down dinners.  

Thursday, November 17, 2011

The Perfect Shoe for a Beach Ceremony

Lindsay Phillips’ summer footwear collection has hit Australian shores and is offering savvy Australian women unlimited shoe choices with the click of a snap!

Arriving just in time for the warmer months, the latest collection offers six bold colours along with a variety of thirty unique snap-on embellishments – perfect for you and your bridesmaids for that beach wedding or even for your guests! With bright colour blocking as a key trend for the season ahead, make a statement with the must-have Lindsay Phillips “Jordi” flip flops.

With the simple effort of changing the snap-on shoe accessory, they are the perfect edition to you and your bridesmaids beach wedding. Lindsay Phillips shoes have been designed to grace the feet of women of all ages with the versatility ensuring a style to suit everyone meaning that your guests will just love them! 

Visit Lindsay Phillips for your near stockist

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

My Big Event

My Big Event is Brisbane's specialists in wedding invitations and party invitations. Whether it’s a wedding, birthday, engagement, christening or another of life’s special events, My Big Event have a massive range of wedding invitations, party invitations and party accessories with there are over 5,000 products to choose from, including custom-made and pre-printed wedding invitations, stationery, party boxes, confectionery, banners, ribbons, candles, balloons and more.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Little Ship Club

The Little Ship Club is a perfect spot to hold your wedding. Located on the water-front at One Mile, North Stradbroke Island, have your ceremony and reception all in one beautiful scenic spot! Also have gorgeous sunset wedding shots with the beautiful Moreton Bay in the background. Little Ship Club's friendly atmosphere and professional staff, coupled with a superior dining experience will make your special day one to remember!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Beach Wood Collection

The Beach Wood Collection from Little Peach Invitations is perfect for a summer time wedding by the beach. The collection features a relaxed coastal design and modern font. Carry this design right through your entire wedding day with matching items including bomboniere gift tags, place cards and thank you stationary. 

Friday, November 11, 2011

The New Stokehouse Brisbane

For brides who expect the best, only Brisbane’s chic new event destination will do for a reception with a difference. Stokehouse Brisbane is a brand-new restaurant and event space that is destined to become a favourite for Queenslanders with an appreciation for quality. 

Stokehouse occupies the prime spot in South Bank’s newest dining precinct, situated in the beautiful Parklands with sweeping views of the Brisbane River, for a unique ambience that lends itself perfectly to wedding celebrations. The picturesque surrounds provide the perfect backdrop for photos, from the deck that faces the river and CBD, to the green lawn and lush foliage of The Parklands and the pontoon with sweeping river views and bordering the Maritime Museum. 

The building is a contemporary take on the iconic Queensland environment and climate. The bold, sculptural building with dramatic, cantilevered roofs is paired with a simple and sophisticated materials palette, creating an elegant yet relaxed atmosphere. With its glass-panelled walls and open bar deck, Stokehouse lets the natural light in and provides magnificent views. The building is foregrounded by a circular drive that will usher you directly to the front door and allow you to make a stylish entrance.

Stokehouse understands that there is no such thing as a typical bride; therefore, its event venues and packages are diverse and able to be tailored to meet your needs. For an intimate reception, Palm Room or Mezzanine will accommodate your closest friends and family in style and are available for lunch, dinner or cocktail receptions. 

For a casually chic event, hire out The Deck for cocktails and take in the most picture-perfect views of Brisbane with up to 100 guests. Or, if your dream wedding involves a lavish reception, you can book the whole restaurant for up to 160 guests or a cocktail party for up to 400 guests. 

The Stokehouse name is synonymous with iconic food, and accomplished Head Chef Tony Kelly and Sous Chef Todd Adams will create a delicious selection of locally and Australian-sourced, Mediterranean-inspired dishes for you and your loved ones. Sumptuous selections include, wild mushroom soup with truffle; crispy skinned Rannoch Farm quail with gorgonzola polenta and caramelised pears; dry aged beef fillet with smoked beetroot and roasted marrow; and coconut pannacotta with fresh melon and Champagne jelly.

Whatever your dream wedding might look like, you can make it a reality at Stokehouse Brisbane. With an atmosphere like no other, this is the ultimate venue for small or large wedding receptions, intimate get-togethers or lavish affairs. With the perfect balance of elegance and casualness, Stokehouse will provide the backdrop for the most romantic day of your life. 

Visit Stokehouse

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Redki Wearable Art

Award-winning Redki Wearable Art is designer handmade jewellery specialisng in bridal, formal and fashion jewellery, handmade tiara's, hair pieces and handmade silk flowers. All Redki jewellery is designed and handcrafted in Australia by in-house designer, Michelle Christensen. Redki's stunning range of bridal jewellery is glamorous and elegant and is sure to make a statement on your big day!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

The Mouses House

The most unique accommodation resort in Australia – The Mouses House offers rainforest spa and stream chalets for couples, families and honeymooners. Located in the World Heritage listed Warrie National Park in the Gold Coast Hinterland The Mouses House consists of 12 delightful Rainforest Chalets most with a loft and picturesque views and sounds of cascading mountain streams. 

Each individual chalet has a fully equipped kitchen, wood fireplace, reverse-cycle air conditioning, separate bedroom with TV, combined lounge and dining room, private balcony with BBQ. All chalets have their own private in-chalet 2 person spa bath with views into the rainforest, private telephone and free WI-Fi internet access. 

The Mouses House offers guests free use of the sauna, 38ºC oak hot tub, mountain bikes and 1/2 size tennis court. At night possums will visit each chalet and can be hand fed. 

Tuesday, November 8, 2011


Set in the absolute privacy of 51 acres of lush rainforest, surrounded by exotic plants and the melodious singing of native birds, Songbirds is the perfect place to have your wedding. With the award-winning restaurant seating up to 100 people and packages including superb food and wine menus, you and your guests will be transported into another world and will leave Songbirds with a lifelong memory.

Songbirds also features six luxury villas for you and selected guests to stay on your special day. The six luxurious and spacious villas, including an executive villa, sleep 4 adults, scattered among the emerald rainforest and wake to the sound of Australia’s famous songbirds. Each beautifully appointed villa offers a king size bed, double spa bath, lounge area with a gas ember fire for cooler nights and a large outdoor deck.

Visit Songbirds

Monday, November 7, 2011

Elleni Toumpas Wedding Photographer

Elleni Toumpas is a photographer who combines her love of creating beautifully lit portraits with intimate and spontaneous documentary photos to perfectly capture your wedding day. Elleni will cover your wedding day with a professional attitude complimented by her warm, down to earth disposition. Look at this gorgeous wedding Elleni captured…

Friday, November 4, 2011

Happy Valley Retreat

Happy Valley Retreat is located amongst the hills surrounding the Queensland border town of Stanthorpe. They are able to accommodate all styles of wedding receptions large or small and understand that every bride and groom have different needs, requests and desires.

Happy Valley Retreat is Stanthorpe’s premier events venue and is set on 30 acres of gardens, vineyards and granite bush land, providing various picturesque locations for your ceremony and wedding photos. The large, timber homestead houses our two function rooms, reception area, cellar bar and guest lounge. The timber décor throughout the homestead provides a cosy and rustic charm.

With 20 timber cabins on site, your guests will relax knowing they don’t have to drive home after your reception. For smaller, more intimate weddings, why not book out the whole retreat and make your wedding a two or three day event. 

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Playback Films

For the bride and groom looking for total personal service and the Cinematic Experience of a lifetime, you can't go past Playback Films. Professional wedding videos in Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast, Playback Films produce a unique Video/DVD story of your wedding day to keep the memories forever!

We received this beautiful film yesterday from Playback Films

"As a UFC champion fighter I would never have imagined that I would capture such delicate emotion on film from a man who is trained to show unwavering strength and stamina. Shayna and Elvis Sinosic were kind enough to invite me to stay with them at Boonooloo Beach House at Newell Beach, Port Douglas or “Paradise” as we called it which enabled me to get to know this butt kicking couple intimately. It also allowed me to capture every moment of the most memorable weekend of their lives. Despite the windy conditions the entire day ran smoothly which is not only a reflection of this laid back couple, but also testament to the brilliant planning skills of Dee and Kellie from Runaway with me. I had a ball with the photographer Shaun Guests, who was amazing to work with. The beautiful Celebrant Natasha conducted the ceremony to perfection with her heartfelt words for Shayna and Elvis. It was a privilege to film the wedding of Shayna and Elvis Sinosic and an absolute pleasure to meet them. I wish my new friends all the health and happiness in their future together."
Produced by: Playback Films

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Wedding Receptions at XXXX Ale House

Are you looking for a unique venue for your wedding? One that incorporates delicious food and a unique atmosphere that will create a truly memorable celebration? Incorporating the heritage and craftsmanship of XXXX's brewing history with the tastes of Queensland, the XXXX Ale House is a unique wedding venue set in the heart of the iconic XXXX Brewery.

XXXX Ale House is the perfect venue for any style of wedding reception – from casual cocktail gatherings to formal, sit-down celebrations and everything in between! The professional and experienced staff will assist you in creating a unique and memorable wedding reception for you and your guests. XXXX Ale House create all their menus from fresh, premium produce.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Ashjade Limousines

Ashjade Limousines brings the ultimate in luxury, glamour and chauffeur-driven sophistication to the Sunshine Coast. Turn heads and travel in supreme style in the new Chrysler 300 Super Stretch 11 seater, making an unforgettable impression at your wedding or special occasion.

Ashjade Limousines offer professional services making every occasion a memorable one and will strive to provide you with the finest chauffeur driven Limousine service. All chauffeurs are courteous, professionally trained, well groomed and experienced with fully insured vehicles.